The article is about 2 men with no connection whatsoever, well nearly. The only connection is that they both saved Jews during WWII in different ways but both defied the Nazi regime at risk of losing their own lives.
Gino Bartali (18 July 1914 – 5 May 2000), nicknamed Gino the Pious and , was a champion road cyclist. He was the most renowned Italian cyclist before the Second World War, having won the Giro d’Italia twice (1936, 1937) and the Tour de France in 1938. After the war he added two other victories in both events: the Giro d’Italia in 1946 and the Tour de France in 1948. His second and last Tour de France victory in 1948 gave him the largest gap between victories in the race.
In September 2013, 13 years after his death, Bartali was recognised as a “Righteous Among the Nations” by Yad Vashem for his…
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